NYS Testing Opt-In

Dear Families, 

As we head into the spring, I know many of you have questions about standardized testing. In a typical year, State exams would be administered to nearly all students in their physical classroom. This year, many of our students are learning remotely, but the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has required that exams must still take place in-person in the school building. It will not be possible to administer state exams remotely. Therefore, we are contacting you to determine if you would like your child to participate in this year’s State exams. 

It is very important you let us know if you would like your student to participate in this year’s State exams so that we can prepare and create a testing schedule that ensures the health and safety of all of our students. Please see the attached memo for more information.

The DOE has also created a Parent Guide to address commonly asked questions about the administration of the Grades 3–8 ELA and Mathematics and Grades 4 and 8 Science exams in the 2020-21 school year.

If you would like your child to participate in this year’s State exams, please fill out our Opt-in Form by Wednesday, April 14th. If you do not wish to have your child test you do not have to take any further action.  If we do not hear back from you by Wednesday, April 14th your child will not participate in state testing.   Letter for NYS Testing.docx 


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